Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Alt Right and boundaries
Richard Spencer created a video (see below) that addressed me concerning many topics concerning the Alt Right. This is my video response to cover some of the common questions that people have raised that include:
1. What is Nazism
2. Punching to the Right
5. Brand identity
6. Boundaries needed for a movement
From the list above, #6 is key. The idea that you can have a movement that has NO boundaries is insane. Yet, because some people have been fooled with the mantra "never punch to the right" and "never disavow" we now have the Alt Right brand associated with Hollywood Nazis. And as the mainstream media looks at Richard Spencer as the leader of the Alt Right, the fact that he won't explicitly disavow Nazism is fatal to the movement. The serious thinkers have been replaced with Hal Turner and Andrew Anglin types.
I think Richard is intelligent and quite eloquent. But I fear his message will be muted and he will become the new David Duke for his generation - pulled out every 4 years by the media to try to discredit the politician he endorses.
I recommend that Spencer should explicitly disavow that the Alt Right has any connection with Nazism. If he refuses to do so, the Alt Right brand will remain toxic and attract only the kook element.